Have Turkeys Been Wrongly Accused for the Uptick? The best way to address this dispute is to look to science for the answers.
Eight new species were added to Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species list, including five birds, one bat, one bee, and a beetle. Two of these species, the saltmarsh sparrow and Ashtons cuckoo bumble bee, are listed as Endangered, and the other six as Threatened.
A new (and final) issue of the Maine Bird Atlas’ newsletter, Black-capped Chronicle, is now available!
A patient look beyond the leaves reveals truly magical moments of Maine's wildlife in autumn.
Late summer pours a tide of purple flowers across the sandplain grassland of Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area.
Accurate mapping of reptiles and amphibians is a challenge, but community scientists can make important contributions through the Maine Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project (MARAP).
Our 2022 results show a slight increase in the number of nesting pairs of great blue herons in Maine, the first time since 2015. We are gearing up for our 15th year of monitoring heron colonies with the help of so many AMAZING volunteers. We will also be conducting an aerial survey to bolster our numbers and hopefully find some new colonies. Spring is coming!
Winter is the best time to learn to identify and interpret wildlife sign. Here are some tips to get started.
As the days get shorter, temperatures drop, and snow begins to fall, how do you plan to spend the winter? Just like people, wildlife uses several winter survival strategies.
The first Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) to be held in the Northeast brought collaboration, mentorship, outreach, and fire to the sandplain grassland of Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area. Prescribed burns are tactically designed with two main objectives: restore ecosystem function and decrease uncontrollable wildfire risk.
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